Montreal

Fritz Brandtner

Date de naissance 1896
Lieu de naissance Danzig, Germany
Date du décès 1969
Lieu du décès Montreal, Quebec

This cityscape, called Montréal, was painted by Fritz Brandtner in 1935. Born in Germany, Brandtner immigrated to Winnipeg and later settled in Montreal, where he became well known for his role in introducing European Expressionism to Canada. Expressionists focused on feelings over reality and expressed emotion through tones and shapes, as can be seen in this painting of Montreal. Here, Brandtner conveys a mood of despair through the dark background colour, while diagonal lines and dynamic shapes reveal the uncertainty felt throughout society during the Great Depression.

Technique Huile et crayon de cire sur papier chiffon
DATE 1935
DIMENSIONS 25.4cm x 35.6cm
Numéro d'acquisition FAC 0069
Détails Collection Firestone d’art canadien, Galerie d’art d’Ottawa Don de la Fondation du patrimoine ontarien à la ville d’Ottawa
Description du catalogue
A colourful drawing of a geometric cityscape.

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